When a ferret is surrendered, I often get a half opened package of Bandits Treats. Pretty soon my bowl is full of partial bags of treats. Even though the treats don’t last long in this house with so many furries begging at my feet; I still come across the odd bag where the treats have turned rock hard.
Now, some of the furries will still chew away on these little “rock hard” treats, but I have mostly old furries and they have a difficult time with these treats.
Instead of throwing them out, I use a good, old fashioned tip, my family has used since I was a kid. I cut a piece of apple and put it in the treat bag. Leave it overnight and then discard.
If the treats are still not as soft as you would like, cut a fresh piece of apple. The moisture from the apple allows the treats to soften naturally. Please note, leaving the apple piece in too long will cause your treats to grow mold or ferment. So, please, do not repeat the apple more than for 2 days.
When my brown sugar gets hard, I do the same thing. A slice of apple will soften that brown sugar in no time flat.